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. it was downgraded to a category 3. state leaders are still not taking chances. virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for never the storm could bring. courtney robinson has more details from the satellite center. it's good it has been downgraded. >> it is. there's a hurricane watch in place in virginia on the coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blew through the mile-per- with 135 - hour winds, leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly present allen banks of north carolina. officials are preparing and many beachgoers are evacuating already. in ocean city, maryland to the town officials are preparing for the worst. lifeguards have rescued many swimmers from dangerous recurrence in the past few days. >> i never thought i would be in that position before. i was really scared. they got me alex. >> virginia is bracing as well, getting ready for a state of emergency. the current projections put it 200 miles off virginia beach. too close for comfort as it coul
. end with 95 northbound in virginia. it is one solid, steady slow ride from lorton to backlick and going southbound, we were hoping the accident at backlick would have cleared by now but it is still there taking away alet lane. >>> at the top of the hour it is all the about hurricane earl. as howard told us the storm is moving by the outer banks. this is what it looks like in atlantic beach, north carolina. a lot of towns were evacuated ahead of the storm. the delmarva is bracing for a brush with earl later this afternoon. how are things looking right now? >> well, we somewhere are just starting to feel the tropical afcs. the wind has picked up. close to gale gale force. an the winds off the ocean has a tropical feel. so we know something is close but as howard reported really primetime for earl on the delmarva peninsula is yet to come. probably in the mid to late morning. although officials here in ocean city think it will be over by 3:00. even so, this has been an exercise in preparedness. the big gates on the sea walls slammed shut. the final preparations for keeping a menac
, everybody. right now already dealing with the first accident of the morning and it comes from virginia. southbound 95. watch for it at backlick road. we are losing two left lanes going northbound you are okay. continuing on to 3 t 5 northbound, everything is nice and clear from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. we are tracking 66 eastbound. no problems to report out this way through mass transit to inside this -- manassas to the beltway. north of the district from georgia avenue, continuing in to virginia crossing the american legion bridge and wrapping up with southbound 95 an the bw parkway, smooth sailing for those traveling out of the baltimore area past 198 toward powder mill and beyond. >>> hurricane earl is heading up the east coast. right now it is a category two storm an it is situated off the coast of north carolina and carrying winds as high as 105 miles an hour. the national weather service says it produced a small storm surge an minor flooding. much of the east coast is expected to endure 28 hours of stormy windy weather as earl swirls north. it is expected to stay aw
felt, but first bruce leshan is kicking off the coverage live in virginia beach. earlier you were seeing more winds and rain. what are you seeing now. >> still fairly light rain. although i'm getting slapped in the face a little bit and the wind is gusting up to maybe, 15 to 17 miles an hour. you can see the beechcrafts around me blowing good. there are all sorts of signs that say earl doesn't swirl here and so far he is well off the coast. i don't know how familiar you are with the geography but the outer banks stick pretty far east in to the ocean and we recede to the west and earl should remain 150 miles off the coast. look at video we shot a few minutes ago. this is the scene along atlantic avenue and the boardwalk in virginia beach. you can see the wind is blowing pretty good, but not much more than you would get in a decent regular storm, nonhurricane kind of storm in the summer. there are a lot of storm chases who come out. we saw people on the beach at 4:00 in the morning looking for earl and so far not seeing anything that impressed them too much, but there are thousands
are going to travel this weekend. 34,000 people are expected to fly. aaa says ocean city, bethany, virginia beach are the popular driving destinations for people in our area. >> people are making a rare exception today and -- i should say, the dmv is making rare exceptions and will be opened processing i.d. cards because of a computer glitch. >> this represents an opportunity for folks. well, some virginia drivers and wou would-be drivers are going to have an opportunity although they may not have wanted it. they had their pictures taken on august 25th. some data was recovered but 12,000 to 16,000 photos were not and authorities are still evaluating other photos have tha have been lost. it's sort of like that movie groundhog day where they wake up and every day is the same day over and over again only this real life scenario involves the d dmv. >> although, i think not all of them will be. >> and we want to show you what is going on right now. today, 14 centers will stay opened until 6:00 p.m. that includes locations like alexandria, oakridge and they will be opened from 1 kblk prk m. to 5:
at the radar, it is raining really hard. they are getting wind driven heavy rains from virginia beach down to nags head. those areas of yellow and orange, the center of circulation of earl is just about 40 or 50 miles to the east of hatteras. but the heavy rains are coming in inland and slamming the beach area there. our local radar not showing rain here but there are a few sprinkles in the northern neck of virginia and bay. some of the rain will be arriving into ocean city in the next hour. and earl, here's the wide view continues to advance to the north. it's a category 2 storm. the winds have decreased since yesterday morning at this time but still a powerful storm moving north-northeast at 16. it will take it up towards new england. closer view of the track showing it will be further out to sea. there's still going to be enough tropical storm force winds, maybe 40 to 50-mile-per-hour gusts at ocean city later today. we'll have temperatures climbing in the mid to upper 90s. and breezy tomorrow near 80. looks like a great labor day weekend. how's the traffic? >> we're starting you off wi
to make its way up the east coast. the storm's wrath is being felt in southeastern virginia. it brought heavy rain and rough surf to the north carolina coast. there are some reports of flooding in the outer barnings. while the storm may not -- banks. while the storm may not be as strong, it packs quite a punch. we're going to check in with adam. he is live in ocean city and it is still pretty calm out there, adam, isn't it? >> you know, greta, it is really not that bad out here. we have sustained winds 10-15 miles per hour and few gusts. let's take a look at the latest. still a category 2 storm. maximum sustained winds at 105 miles per hour. a hurricane watch is still in effect in case this happens to wobble to west just a little bit, which is not that likely. situated now 85 miles east of cape hateras. what does that mean for us on the delmarva beaches? wind gusts will increase, especially in the midday and afternoon. rain showers will begin this afternoon. i already see a few drops coming in. we have a band. luck think tide cycle is working in our favor right here. normally you get to
carolina but in southern virginia and not too long here, even the maryland beaches will start to get in on the rain. let's look it the temperatures here in washington. we are now 78 degrees. with all the cloud cover, we are not cooling off overnight. 75 in fredericksburg. 72 in winchester. we'll start the day with clouds but end the day with some sunshine. slight chance for some of the bands of rain associated with earl to get in here south and east of the city, best chance. 91 your daytime high. winds will be breezy out of the north and 10 to 15 miles per hour. more details coming up in just a minute. >> thank you. >>> we also want to go back out to north carolina. here is a look at the whipping winds and rain from earl. from here, the system is expected to head north hugging the east coast. will thomas spoke with people in ocean city, maryland about how they're getting ready for earl. >> reporter: night fall thursday, it became apparent conditions are deteriorating. and as earl moves closer, the waters of ocean city appear much of the maryland and del coastline become more dangerou
like virginia beach, richmond getting some rain now, lower eastern shore get something rain. i know it looks impressive like we're getting a lot of rain here in washington but we're really not. there are some sprinkles not too far away. it is really racing at about 18 miles per hour. it will be out of here later this afternoon. we'll get some clearing out here to the west. let's get to our hd radar and take a closer look and show you the shower activity. here we are in washington. a few light sprinkles out to our west and more impressive bands of rain socialed with earl just off it our south and east. if you are down across southern maryland, down towards leonardtown, you might see light showers each of richmond and aross the lower eastern shore. you will get some rain showers and some winds particularly along the beaches. we'll get winds up to about 40 to 50 miles per hour as that storm races off to the north and east. the worst of it down at the beaches will be later this morning, four or five hours from now as the storm continues to track off not north and east. wind not too impr
the coast of north carolina and virg virginia, but fortunately the eye is still about 85 miles offshore, earl with top winds of 105 miles per hour was downgraded to a category 2 from a 4 overnight. so far the storm surge has been minor. the flooding, we understand, is minimal. >> cape cod and nantucket are still in its sights and expected to get hurricane force winds later today. >> we've got this storm covered all up and down the east coast this morning. let's start with al roker in kill devil hills on the outer banks of north carolina. al, good morning. what's going on? >> hey, guys, i tell you, this is -- this is a near miss. if this had been right on point, it would have been a mess for us. right now, we've got wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour and it's a sand-driven, wind-driven rain that is just really brutal. we have had reports of flooding. we still have power throughout good portions of the outer banks right now. a lot of people are really, really excited about the fact that this could have been much worse. it's downgraded in its size and power. right now, we do have hurrica
the break. we will go back out live and check the conditions in ocean city maryland. >> 200 virginia national guard soldiers are on standby to respond to the storm in the hampton roads area. it's not back-to-school, it's forward to what's next with a blackberry curve, samsung reality, or lg cosmos for under $20 after rebate. >>> we are continuing to track hurricane earl. this is a live picture of nags head, north carolina. calmer conditions than we have seen at other times as earl is skirting the outer banks. we will continue to keep an eye on conditions in north carolina and ocean city. we will check in with sherri ly. >> tucker is joining us now. >> looks like the worst is over there. good news. we are getting heavy bands of rain offshore across the lower eastern shore. ocean city will get heavy rain. some of that is pin wheeling up to the washington area. some of our southern viewers will be getting rain and then it will get out of here and a nice looking weekend. hang in there. hd radar, a look at the local radar, the bands are pushing to the north and west. we had the outer most
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